If you’re looking for a shot of pure adrenaline when you’re feeling lazy, look no further than Netflix’s new Korean action flick. Carter. The latest film from noted South Korean action writer-director Jung Byung-gil follows a man who wakes up with no memories (Carter, played by Joo Won), but he sure as hell can remember how to kick all kinds of ass. He puts those skills to work when he is immediately drawn into a world-saving mission to transport the cure for a doomsday virus from South Korea to North Korea. The journey will take you from street fights to cars, motorcycles, planes, trains, helicopters – you name a stage and Carter will kill a bunch of bad guys there.
Oh, and the entire movie is done in one take. It is okay is submitted like a take There are dozens (if not hundreds) of cuts in the movie, but they are all hidden. You name it, you’ll be blown away by all this ridiculous next-level action. Isn’t that all that matters?
You will also be drawn into the plot of the movie. When a movie has a lead with amnesia, you just know there will be twists and turns and revelations as the movie slowly reveals the lead’s true identity. that happens in Carter, and we continue to learn about Carter until the end. So, let’s talk about that ending!
Carter ending explained: What is the plot of Carter on Netflix?
The film’s plot spends about two hours doing full 180s on Carter’s origin, but this is where it all lands. SPOILERS Go ahead, because we’re going to try to go through this linearly. Carter Lee was born in 1986 in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. The next few decades are a mystery (or are they?) aside from records of Carter attending Sornell University (which sounds like a Cornell analog, TBH) and then traveling to North Korea as a journalist in 2014. He became a naturalized citizen of North Korea.
Fast-forward seven years and suddenly Carter is a member of the North Korean military and a national hero. Despite that, he is on the run from North Korea with a fellow spy named Jung-hee (Jeong So-ri), whom he married while undercover. The two even had a daughter together at the request of the North Korean government, a girl named Yoon-hee. They’re running because, uh, North Korea is being invaded by a virus that turns victims into furious, brainless, hairless monsters (zombies, basically). Unfortunately for Carter and Jung-hee, their getaway is interrupted by Lt. Gen. Jong Hyeok (Lee Sung-jae). He reveals that he was the one who created the virus and spread it around the world, hoping that Carter would save the day, thus boosting Carter’s profile even more and, well, if the current regime falls and leaves room for Jong Hyeok steps forward. inside, that’s great.
Jong Hyeok says that he will actually let Carter and his family escape if he plays the part in his plan and brings the cure for the virus to North Korea; the cure lies in the blood of Ha-na (Kim Bo-min), the daughter of a renowned biologist. The problem: she’s in South Korea, and North and South don’t always get along. So, to make sure Carter isn’t forced to reveal North Korean secrets in case his mission fails, they mind wipe him before leaving him in South Korea. He then carries out his mission under the guidance of a voice in his ear, the voice of his wife Jung-hee. Watch? Everything makes sense!
Wait, but who is Michael Bane?
Oh yeah. Early in the mission, Carter continues to have problems with the clandestine CIA agents who keep calling him Michael Bane. His movements match what they have on file for Bane, and they even quickly run a DNA test and confirm that he is an agent named Michael Bane. The problem is that Michael Bane was killed in Syria… but they never saw the body. Considering Smith (Mike Colter) says he recognizes the look in Carter’s eyes and Jong Hyeok says Carter was willing to have plastic surgery to be a spy, it seems incredibly likely that Michael Bane it is Carter Lee.
So how do you shake all of this?
At the end of the movie, Carter regains all of her memories and the doctor was able to use Ha-na’s blood to cure Yoon-hee. When we last saw Carter, Jung-hee, Yoon-hee, Dr. Jung Byung-ho (Jung jae-young), and Ha-na, they were aboard a Chinese government-operated train carrying a bunch of infected. people to the city of Dandong in China.
And then the bridge explodes in front of the train, leading all of our heroes with a one-way ticket to a watery grave. Take credits!
Yeah, seriously, that’s where it ends. That’s the end of the movie. However, it’s important to note that Jung-hee said earlier that there was no way the North Korean government could stop the train, so it was up to them to stop it. In that context, it’s a good thing the bridge blew up. Now all those infected passengers will not make it to China. But what about Carter? And you have to wonder, did North Korea blow up the bridge? Or is there another power at play here?
There will be a Carter continuation?
It sure seems like there should be, doesn’t it? Considering everything we saw Carter do during the movie, it seems unlikely that a little thing like a train wreck could kill him or anyone he’s protecting. And with so many mysteries surrounding Carter’s identity and his relationship with, uh, everyone and every agency still spinning, a sequel seems not only likely but necessary. However, one has yet to be announced. For now, you’ll just have to trust that Carter got everyone we care about off that train somehow, somehow (and probably in one take).